Lonnie Reed

LONNIE REED is returning to the profession of documentary film-making and television production after choosing not to run again for her seat in the Connecticut State House of Representatives. The former State Representative won five terms in the Connecticut House from 2009 to 2019. As a State Rep, Reed was Co-Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Life Sciences Caucus, a member of the Manufacturer’s Caucus and of the Shoreline Preservation Task Force.She also served on the Bi-State NY & CT Long Island Sound Committee. She continues to stay engaged with energy and environmental issues.

During her first year in elective office, Representative Reed was selected as one of 40 promising state legislative leaders from across the nation for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Council of State Governments (CSG). She became a leader on CSG’s Energy & Environment Committee where she promoted and helped facilitate more regional co-operation among New England and northeast states on energy and environmental issues and related economic challenges.

Prior to entering elective politics, Lonnie Reed worked as an award winning newspaper journalist, television news correspondent, and anchor for television stations including WFSB, Hartford and WNEW, NY and as a contributing correspondent to CBS News. She has been a White House correspondent, hosted Off the Set, a political talk show in NY, and been honored for her investigative reports.

  • Her work has received four Emmy Awards and several film festival prizes. Productions include the award-winning documentary, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story.
  • A small business owner, Reed and her partners have operated a film-making and television production company.
  • Reed has written, produced and/or directed projects for television networks such as NBC, TNT, The History Channel, and A&E.

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